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Syvertson-Hagestuen graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman Nicholas P. Syvertson-Hagestuen, a 2012 Pine River-Backus High School graduate, graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

Syvertson-Hagestuen is the son of Kim Utesh of Pine River.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

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